The Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba was established in 1903, when a stipulation in the Cuban-American Treaty designated the Guantanamo Bay area to be perpetually (we all know perpetually means lasting forever, never ending) leased to the United States. The United States of America leased Guantanamo for $2,000 a year until 1934 when it was increased to $4,085 per year.
Whether or not the Castro government collected that amount of money for 57 years is their problem. Fifty-seven years worth of hunger while refusing to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars is sheer stupidity.
As long as the United States of America is just that, the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base belongs to the United States of America, as long as it pays the lease fee. A treaty is just what it means: a formal document embodying such an international agreement.
But President Obama continues with the idea of closing Guantanamo and returning the Base back to the Cuban government.
Geographically, President Obama is totally lost. He doesn’t understand that Guantanamo is a secure and key spot for the United States of America.
Little by little he has released many terrorists incarcerated at the Base, responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attack where hundreds of thousands of Americans lost their lives.
Now it happened that Abdel Malik Abdel Wahab al-Rahabi, a 9/11 planner and possible relative of Osama bin Laden, has been released from Guantanamo Bay and sent to Montenegro, a country located in South-eastern Europe, according to information released by the Department of Defense.
A State Department official said that the transfer was consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures.
Was that the same humane treatment they used for the 265 on the four planes on September 11, from which there were no survivors? Were there any humane treatment measures for the 2,606 in the World Trade Center and the surrounding area? Was there any humane treatment for the 125 at the Pentagon and the 6,000 others injured?
Of the nearly 800 people who have been held at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, all but 79 remain, with 29 others who are expected to be released in the coming weeks. All of them recognized terrorists to find their way back to come and hurt our fellow citizens.
What do we hear now? The United States Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, tells us as if we were 5-year-old children or just plain mentally challenged that the more effective way to fight terrorism is with unity, compassion and love.
If she trying to tell us that we need to unite with terrorists and destroy the country we love deeply, have compassion for the ones who attack us, and give them plenty of love for their acts of terrorism?
I believe this lady is in the wrong position or she is not a true American citizen.
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She
writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky,
email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas tribune.com.